Showing posts from November, 2015

Macari Vineyards- Long Island Wine Country

Imagine this:  60 degree weather just a few days before December 1st.  We hop into a Classic Chevrolet Station Wagon; windows down with Jimi Hendrix streaming through the speakers. And we're off, driving down rows of a vineyard cascading over 500 acres, with blue skies overhead.   Maybe not your typical day at the vineyard, but this is a snapshot of our unforgettable experience at   Macari Vineyards   in Mattituck, Long Island. The Macari Family welcomed us with open arms for a tour and wine tasting at their vineyards nestled in North Fork's   Long Island Wine Country .  For those less familiar, Long Island Wine Country is the Sonoma Valley of the east coast.  It is a premier location for wine lovers, with 60 vineyards and 30 wineries set in a picturesque countryside setting.   Macari Vineyards being family-owned, creates a very friendly and easygoing atmosphere for the visitor’s experience. Each family member is actively involved in the day-to-day o

Experiencing Boston Sky High- The Skywalk Observatory

In planning our weekend adventures, we often overlook the abundance of places we have yet to visit in one of America's largest and most historical cities, Boston, MA.  All too often we turn a blind eye to Boston's many amazing attractions while immersing ourselves in daily routines.  However, we found that being tourists in our own city, has lead to some of our best travel experiences!  That including our recent invitation this past weekend to tour Boston's only 360 degree view of the city skyline at the Skywalk Observatory . Located 52 floors up in Boston's Prudential Center , the Skywalk arguably has the city's most picturesque panoramas.  The observatory is open 7 days a week between 10 am and 8 pm (in the Summer it stays open later until 10 pm) with admission being $17 per adult.  We timed our visit for 4 pm so we could catch the sunset over the city.  Friends- Samantha and Jordan at the Skywalk Observatory Aside from just the views, th

Fall Scenery at George Washington Forest- Hingham, MA

We love to get outdoors and explore, but what we really love  is uncovering hidden, off-the-beaten-path places that are not number 1 searches on google.  For us, hiking is a way to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life by escaping into nature.  Luckily there is so much to discover on Massachusetts' South Shore, we can avoid driving for hours in a car to enjoy the great outdoors! Wearing a  Harding-Lane Hat On Saturday, we stumbled upon George Washington Forest in Hingham, MA.  Unlike the more popular parks on the South Shore like Wompatuck  or World's End , you won't see crowds of hikers walking these trails.  Instead the paths are nestled in the woods amongst residential homes, making it a less visited location from those others than locals in the area. We entered the George Washington Forest trailhead from the Saw Mill Pond Road entrance.  The land is 107 acres wide with crisscrossing paths.  Since the trails are not very extensive, it is